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Labor law experts say college athletes have right to unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that members of the Northwestern University football team are weighing the option to unionize.

According to labor law experts, the student players may have a case.

A recent play by some college football players to unionize is within the realm of possibility – as long as they convince the National...

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Asexuals Unite at Cornell

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Cornell University has a new student group for asexuals. Eleven people showed up for the group’s first meeting.

Emma Ianni of the Cornell Daily Sun has the story.

New Group to Bring Awareness of Cornell Asexual Community

Human sexuality is a “spectrum” with asexuals and sexuals on opposing ends, according to ACE, the new...

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Columbia Art Students Battle “Patriarchy” with Lesbian Porn Film

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:30am

A group of feminist activist art students at a prestigious institution have decided to make a lesbian porn film to fight our male-dominated culture.

Perhaps they did not realize the target audience for such films is usually not lesbians?

Feminist art students at Columbia University claim to have struck a mighty blow against...

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Common Core Panelist Says ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Last April, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire for a promotional video in which she said:

We have to break through our kind of private idea...

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Lafayette College Offers a More Sophisticated “Sex Week 2014″

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some schools offer aphrodisiac cooking classes and porn stars as part of their “Sex Week” celebrations.

Lafayette College in Pennsylvania has events that seem a bit more mature — in the good sense of the word.

A look at the Sex Week 2014 schedule for the school shows some science will be discussed:

Brown...

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Video – Common Core Architect Admits Partnership With Obama Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

This eyebrow raising report from Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart is further proof that Common Core has more to do with politics than education.

Common Core Architect Brings in OFA Workers to Target ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

At a conference of the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) last year, Common Core “architect” and current ...

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Campus feminists staging another “Wikistorm”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

As Professor Jacobson recently reminded us in a post on Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, Wikipedia is crowd-sourced and its information is subject to a high degree of manipulation.

However, for a cadre of progressive activists, Wikipedia is the also bane of feminists.

Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to...

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Two Florida Professors Charged in Trading Scam

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

I hear they have good college programs in the American prison system. They probably need more professors.

Lawrence Biemiller of the Chronicle for Higher Education has the story.

2 Professors Charged in Trading Scam, Securities Commission Says

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday that it had charged a professor and a...

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Top 20 Colleges With Most On-Campus Drug And Alcohol Arrests

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Professor Jacobson has even more reason to be proud of Cornell University!

His school is not depicted anywhere on a set of maps from Rehabs.com, which shows where college students face the most arrests for drugs and alcohol.

Here is one of the generated images:

“We wanted to find interesting data that’s been under-explored,”...

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Employers Say College Grads Need More “Soft Skills”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00am

Kathryn Buschman Vasel of the FOX Business Network has a new report which should be of interest to any recent college grads seeking work.

The Skills Employers Wish College Grads Had

Turns out, the skills and education recent college graduates acquired during their time on campus might not be serving them well when...

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American U. prof targets NRA, tying it to genocide and Jihad

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:30am

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a favorite target of campus progressives.

One University of Kansas professor went so far in his attack that he tweeted for the death of NRA members’ kids. While a bit less distasteful in his statements, one professor makes some very wild accusations in his recent tirade...

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Student Op-Ed Urges Harvard President to End School’s Membership in the ASA

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:00am

In a recent piece at the Harvard Crimson, students Sara K. Greenberg and Yoav Schaefer urged Harvard President Drew Faust to end the school’s membership in the American Studies Association over the boycott of Israel.

Boycott the ASA, Not Israel

Dear President Faust,

We applaud you for your statement over Winter Break, condemning the...

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Pennsylvania State U. Student on His Generation’s “Minimum Opportunity”

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Pennsylvania State U. Student Terence Ford has a low opinion of the push for “minimum wage” that leads to “minimum opportunity,” which is contributing to the fiscal struggles of his generation.

Plenty of Americans would be willing to work for less. But labor unions everywhere force employers to keep the employees they...

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Full Video of the Dinesh D’Souza and Bill Ayers Debate

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Yesterday, we reported on a debate that took place between Dinesh D’Souza and Bill Ayers at Dartmouth.

Read that report here.

The video below is the entire event and it’s two solid hours.

Enjoy…

 
 
 
 

Michigan Death Spotlights SAE’s Lethal Fraternity Rituals

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently covered one fraternity’s icy ‘torture’ of pledges that evoked Tarantino films.

More cases have come to light that have placed that particular fraternity under the microscope. Bloomberg’s David Glovin and John Hechinger file this report.

Two students at colleges in Virginia and Michigan have died since December after leaving Sigma Alpha...

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Small College’s 24 Hour Cafeteria is a Hit With Students

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

Who doesn’t like convenience? Kudos to the administration of Lynn University for doing right by the student body.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

More Dining, Less Dozing (in Class)

Students at Lynn University, a small private college in Florida, were probably happy enough that they can now get food on campus at...

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VIDEO: NYU Students Consider Studying Abroad in Benghazi

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given New York University’s focus on programs such as LGBTQ workshops and Facebook “hook-up pages”, I am surprised one of the students interviewed didn’t suggest Libya for a spring break destination.

Fifteen New York University students recently asked about Benghazi said they didn’t know anything about the place, and two of the...

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Art History Community Displeased With Recent Obama Comment

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Last week, we shared a video of Obama speaking to a crowd in Wisconsin. In the course of his talk, the president took a little jab at art history majors.

The art history crowd isn’t happy about it.

Beckie Supiano of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

No Laughing Matter: President’s Quip About Art...

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CA prof’s “food systems” course features Bin Laden as “freedom fighter”

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Never doubt the creativity of progressive professors.

One California genius has managed to tie a terror icon to his “World Food Systems” course. However, a savvy student found the concept “hard to swallow”.

Usama bin Laden was a freedom fighter and the U.S. is a “neocolonial power,” according to a California state university...

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CU Boulder Philosophy Department Embroiled in Sexual Harassment Scandal

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Aren’t the folks in the philosophy department usually considered the smart people?

Sarah Kuta of The Denver Post reports.

CU-Boulder reports pervasive sexual harassment within philosophy department

The University of Colorado on Friday made public an independent investigation that found pervasive sexual harassment and bullying within the philosophy department, a report that has now...

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Johnson & Johnson Sign Drug Research Data Pact With Yale

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a move toward greater transparency in drug research, Johnson & Johnson has signed pact with Yale University under which the company will share detailed clinical trial data from hundreds of drugs and other products with outside academic researchers.

The Wall Street Journal has a report detailing the agreement.

Under the unusual arrangement,...

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New President of Ohio State Hits Pay Dirt

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the struggle of so many college grads to find work in today’s economy, doesn’t 1 million dollars a year seem a bit excessive for a college president?

Carrie Ghose of the Columbus Biz Insider reports.

New Ohio State University president’s pay starts at $1 million

Dr. Michael Drake’s annual compensation as Ohio State...

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